The Everyday Messenger Photography bag from Peak Design, a hands-on review
I had this The Everyday Messenger photography bag from Peak Design for over a week now. This is my hands-on review..
Very well build and look stylish
Seriously, this is one of the best bags looking bags I ever had in my life
Grows as you put more stuff in it
Because of magnetic clasp and 4 ladder lock points you can lock bag with more or less room inside, according to your needs. Locks are easy snapping and secure
Easy access from top of the bag
This is one of the best features rarely seen on messenger-style bags. Easy to put in/out your stuff with one hand through the “hood” :-)
Built-in pocket for a compact tripod
One of the best features of Everyday Messenger bag. Tripod that fit on top of the bag, staying there secure and easy to pull it up. Does not take place inside a bag.
Compatibility with Peak Design accessories
There are tons of other Peak Design accessories such as Capture camera clips and anchors cane be fixed on the bag and will help you to mount your camera outside for an easy access.
Feels little heavy when I carry it almost empty
Because of a good protection (and waterproofing) of the material this bag made of, it feels little heavy. So, if you have a small mirrorless with you, you may use “The Field Pouch” instead.
Slight tendency to fall on a front side when loaded
I’ve noticed that when bag if fully loaded, it may not want to stay straight when placed on a ground, falling on front. Such behavior is more evident when heavy things are placed on top, and the narrow base can’t support the lost balance.
Expensive: $249 for the bag
Well, this is hardly to be the cons, as a premium-grade gear cost premium price. However, I see what every penny is spend for: the quality of materials, design and build is exceptional.